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Coatings 2015, 5(4), 987-1001;

Recent Progress in Gas Barrier Thin Film Coatings on PET Bottles in Food and Beverage Applications

Research Laboratories for Packaging Technologies, R & D Department, Kirin Co., Ltd., Technovillage 3F, 1-17-1 Namamugi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-8628, Japan
Division of Applied Physics, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8573, Japan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University 3-14-1, Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan
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Academic Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Received: 20 September 2015 / Revised: 3 November 2015 / Accepted: 20 November 2015 / Published: 8 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Food and Beverage Packaging Coatings)
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This article presents a short history and the recent advancement of the development of chemical vapor deposition technologies to form thin film gas barrier coatings on PET bottles and other plastic containers in food and beverage containers. Among different gas barrier enhancement technologies, coating can show unique performance where relatively high gas barrier enhancement is possible to various gas permeants. In this article, technologically common and different points of the current thin film coating methods in this field are summarized. This article also refers to recent market situations and technological challenges in the Japanese market. View Full-Text
Keywords: gas barrier; coating; thin film; PET bottle; DLC; SiOx; SiOC gas barrier; coating; thin film; PET bottle; DLC; SiOx; SiOC

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Nakaya, M.; Uedono, A.; Hotta, A. Recent Progress in Gas Barrier Thin Film Coatings on PET Bottles in Food and Beverage Applications. Coatings 2015, 5, 987-1001.

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